NSHIP Held 2016 National Steering Committee Meeting at Abuja on Friday 13th May 2016

Hon. Minister of Health Approves 2015 NSHIP DLIs

The 2016 National Project Steering Committee meeting was held in the conference room of the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who also chaired the meeting. The meeting, which started at 3pm was attended by the Executive Director NPHCDA, Dr Ado JG Mohammed OON, the NSHIP's World Bank Task Team Leader, Dr Ayodeji Odutolu, Adamawa State Honourable 

Commissioner of Health, Dr Fatima Atiku Abubakar, Executive Chairman of Adamawa SPHCDA, Dr Abdullahi Belel, the Executive Secretary of Ondo SPHCDA, Dr O. Osunmakenwa, the Director PHC Systems Development, Dr Nnenna Ihebuzor, the National Project Coordinator NSHIP, Dr Lekan Olubaju and many other members of the committee.

The meeting focused mainly on the validated report of the 2015 Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs), which was presented by the National Project Coordinator, Dr Lekan Olubaju. Only the issue of late disbursement to last DLI grants by Ondo State generated arguments, especially when it was claimed to be as a result of the change of the State Project Coordinator at that time. However, because his signature remained valid long after he became the Director PRS in the State Ministry of Health, it was argued that sanctions must prevail on the State.

The Honourable Minister considered the offence as first time and non-repeatable. He granted Ondo State a weaver that earned the State additional $100,000! Congratulations Governor Mimiko and your team!!!